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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Nellie Kendall
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1987
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Emu feathers and fibre head pad

Emu feathers and fibre head pad

Enid Bowden collection
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Headwear
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Bark painting depicting a Wandjina figure, a female figure, animals, and a small figure

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Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Alan Mungulu
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1987
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Pearl shell pubic cover on hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover on hair string belt

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, fins in relief and with black seeds for eyes

Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, f...

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1987
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Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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1987
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eliza
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1987
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club - Croker Island

Club - Croker Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Boomerang - decorated with transitional style motifs, Nepabunna SA

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Enid Bowden collection
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Nepabunna, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Enid Bowden
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1987
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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1987
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Two-ply fibre string armband tightly wound into a circlet and tied at the ends with adhesive

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Enid Bowden collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Topsy Marbunt
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1987
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Hooked boomerang  - Mornington Island

Hooked boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Round woven plant fibre basket

Round woven plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Walaginy
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1977
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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Enid Bowden collection
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Pendants
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Boomerang - Ernabella

Boomerang - Ernabella

Enid Bowden collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Cylindrical bark container

Cylindrical bark container

Enid Bowden collection
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Containers
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded through an incised burnt circular depression in each stick

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Enid Bowden collection
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Clapsticks
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Victoria, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Split cane triangular basket

Split cane triangular basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1940
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Elongated cylindrical basket

Elongated cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - made by  Annie Kalkeeyorta, Aurukun

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Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Annie Kalkeeyorta
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1987
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Long, hollow wooden cylinder forming a smoking pipe

Long, hollow wooden cylinder forming a smoking pipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Varnished wooden board supporting five small model weapons

Varnished wooden board supporting five small model weapons

Enid Bowden collection
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Small scale models
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Hopevale Mission, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Shell pendant necklace

Shell pendant necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Square plant fibre basket

Square plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Abadjura
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1987
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Armband consisting of a circlet of split cane bound with two ply fibre string with remnants of feathers in adhesive, pigmented overall

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Enid Bowden collection
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Armbands
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Enid Bowden collection
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Engraving tools
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Not provided
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1987
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Pootchemunka
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1987
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Enid Bowden collection
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Engraving tools
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Enid Bowden collection
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Nut carvings
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Jardial - fighting stick - Bentinck Island

Jardial - fighting stick - Bentinck Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Bentinck Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and with pigmented designs on both sides - Yirrkala

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Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Seed necklace

Seed necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Split cane armband with feathers

Split cane armband with feathers

Enid Bowden collection
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Armbands
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Square plant fibre basket

Square plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Winnie Moongotema
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1987
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